Stories Are In Our Bones

Gallery 44 and imagineNATIVE present Janine Windolph’s Stories Are In Our Bones (2019), a short film centred around Windolph taking her young sons fishing with their kokum (grandmother), a residential school survivour who retains deep knowledge of the land. For both women, passing on traditional practices to the boys is an act of resistance. Re-presented two years later for the 2021 imagineNATIVE Festival, Gallery 44 has invited Windolph and her sons Corwyn and Dawalri to reflect on their experiences of the film in two commissioned pieces of writing.

Aritist: Janine Windolph (Cree/Atikamekw)

Gallery 44
October 20, 2021 – October 24, 2021

Janine Windolph is a filmmaker, educator, and storyteller who’s currently working at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity as Associate Director of Indigenous Arts. Windolph has also worked as a Truth and Reconciliation Commission story gatherer with her colleague Trudy Stewart, in particular hearing stories about the Regina Indian Industrial School (RIIS) that operated just outside of Regina from 1891 to 1910. 

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